ST^HOD MflGJIZIDE ^n Illustrated Jffonthly GEORGE NEWNES Vol. XVII. JANUARY TO JUNE 'REET, STRAND The Strand Magazine. Round the Fire. IX. THE STORY Of THE JEW'S BREAST-l'LAI liv A. Conan Dovle. Y particular friend Ward Morti- Professor Andreas i,a<] » reology. He had' nr'i'.tcn the I'roli ■»» -lamed n-ll f Horns, at Phils. of In- -;u' ma ii- Hi- h.iiai lingered pride :ii [la it; and ill. urn : in hi- heart i lli.it tlaa were :u— ma from hi- < are into I allied Ins offic uhnna-a I .a. I THE STRAND MAGAZINE. Lhummim of Solomon's Temple. Thcr I. Mr, la.k-oii. of i;k- . ertainh noih.in- -.. lim mam ...:;, .u.n: Kuropc. My friend. Captain \\ ilson li. ming was , - . , .::■-. , \ r_\u n to (Ik- jewelled plate w They had a very special le Capitol. i\Vere'are.asym.see, attention The" am icnls excelled in aractcr's. CmimingTo,' Mile K-li' .lating^i'X-' Mo.u -*, « lu-n CapiainU ib corner, the stones are eannlian, interrupted him. nerald, ruby, lapis lazuli, onyx, "Von will see a finer example of in .gate, amethyst, topaz, beryl, anil gold-work in this candlestick." said turning to another table, and we all joir nazed at the variety and beauty of him in his admiration of its embossed st< id iuiy ml I- mi^'ivin-s. why --oi.kl 1 you s|K.ak to him about it 3 " i -archil wnUU uvi-r ;hc many valuable lhin^> ki guardian to every tw which air committed to your charge. I do at die door Ik.iwl.vii the! not think that the present syMcni of ;i mii^Ic ilu-m both." watchman at night." Ward Mortimer ban -; straxj) mA(,a/.im:. mous, I think he has a right to remain so. of the uppermost row of four stones— 1 We must, (rust to the future In show some carneiian. peridot, emerald, and ruby w. So we dismissed the subject, but all that plares. but ibe beautiful gold work which night after my return lo my chambers I was had admired only a few days before had hi puzzling my brain as to what possible motive wry clumsily pulled about. anonymous warning letter to his successor "as if someone bad been trying to take < me as if I had seen him actually doing it. "My fear is," said Mortimer, "that He foresaw some danger lo the 'collection. not only tried, but succeeded I belit Was it because he foresaw it thai lie aban- these four stones to be skilful imitatii doned his charge of it? But if so, why which have been put in the pla.ee of I his own name? I puzzled and puzzled The same suspicion had evidently been until at last [ fell into a troubled sleep, the mind of the expert, for he had been ca which carried me beyond my usual hour of fully examining the four stones with I expression of consternation upon his face. " I will pledge m He was usually one of the most tidy men of these stones are undone at one end, his lie was Hying, and The colour b\ Those jewels! The jewels " i'robably he meant to take the stones, thumniim : " he gasped, for but was interrupted." e police-station. Come to take them oul one at a time, but the setting already returned with a. police in>pcen>r. and dierly. bone.-.] laced man, who seemed i another elderly gentleman, who proved to be concerned as Ward Mortimer at the im and Company, the well-known diamond '' Xo, sir, T never heard a sound,"! merchants. As an expert in stones he was answered, in reply lo [the questions of tl always prepared to advise ibe police. They inspector. "I made my rounds four time were grouped round I he case in which the as usual, but I saw nothing suspicious. I'i breastplate of the Jewish priest had been been in mv position ten years, but nothing ■ exposed. The plate had been taken out and the kind has ever occurred before." laid upon the glass top of the case, and the "No thief could have come through tl three heads were bent over it. windows ? " ROUND THE FIRE. , 1 1, I i ] » t no oik: had used either one or tl Finally, we ended as we l>egan, wit .■ slightest clue as to how, why, or 1 ll.mvwr, Ilua: has whom the setting of these four jewels hit The , and he took it. Leaving the po!i< itinue their fruitless researches 1 >p.ars i» he nunly asked me to accompany him that aftertax ii^iuui'"^!^''"!! \\u\v lion to openly 1a\ hi. pi to ;i>k him to i Npl.iin tile I'.i ■&/fWa& r ) t pated so exactly that wiii. mm- ' "*"*£■ villa in Upper \orunod. h 1 w ^ were info ™ K(1 '>> ll I from home. Seeing our »!is S^^B we^ould^iikc 11 S* morning. vo- careful and intelligent, hut it said. "He seems to be tired, and led in the vnd to nothing. He pointed out a good deal to worry him. He ■ to us that there were two possible entrances us yesterday.'' THE STRAND MAGAZINE. s about father." " No, 1 am cert '\Var.'l .< .hM]V>/.. .11 cnuinc. for ] ob>er\ed wMerd.iv tiiat liscoloration on the edge of the pacing cxritcoh up ami ilcran the central 1 heard of. It ean only he"cri'<l' e;; M Ja a! delighted thai you ROUND THE FIRE. A curious idea came into my head. '; I'liis of hurrying round every stone so carefully that lie can glass, lull was so covered with dust that it only do four stones in a night? We must would In impossible for anyone looking up our inspector is likely to help us. first of which g;ive lis .1 complete view of the room all, what do you' think of Simpson, the beneath us. In the cold, white light of the porter? " electric lamps everything stood out hard and "But why should he indulge in such one has no choice hut to look hard at those wanton destruction? Nothing has been objects which wc usually pass with such half- taken away. He has no motive." hearted interest. Through my little peep- " Mania?" hole I employed the hours in studying every "Well, yourself, for example. You gleamed and sparkled ii looks the central hall? \Ve will !,,>, the Memphis, and the inscriptions of Thebes, electric lights in lite hall, and we will keep but my eves would always come back to that stllv, lb', in sle'i fol ourselves I n uliu Inch surrounded it I was "We shall 'keep our'owi, secret, and say I have said that against the wall- on the nothing either to the police or to Simpson. right-band side of the doorway (the right- Will you join me ? " hand side as we looked at it, but the left as It was ten o'clock that night when 1 re slowlv opening < Iraduallv. gradually, the liil turned to the llchnnrc Street Museum. was sv, ineina ba, 1 ,d the black slit which Mortimer was, as I could see. in a stale of marked the opening was becoming wider and ROUND THE FIRE. „ I !lK lKf"" "' " II was immediately after this tvc tilt.- essential facts already." me down. 'Why, then, had he tome? ecnisin Kurnpc had heen under my chare and 1 remembered al-o die nc. nioi.. , m u- ic tliat what 1 say is the absolute iave met the person who .alls him in Wilson. I say 'calls himself his correct name. It would take >n|> if 1 were to describe all the ingratiated himself into tny friend- more effective. ' II I hail written a kit compelled me to show- him Mime attention, not wi-.li to give. I resorted to an anony- And then, hy his own attainments, which ;ire mous letter begging you to be upon your m-idcrahle, lie succeeded in making hull guard. ;u:i I learned t ! ut im daughh r\ aik. lion, more Street to Norwood !i.,d no: .,!:,, ■;,,! the premature, hut I certainly' was not Mir and overpowering affection lor my daughter. >>:■_ with U-lh wo.'l.d :,.k pc-im s-V,il l, : -.»e.Mlh.-:V. Uiilll thai \m rwr : l„ win', wn into the museum and have an hi, true character lo, the fir. t, me w.,. mad, lie hail the tree run ol' the place, time to harm those prccimi- objec!-, which n I haw lieen a way lor the evening it had been the work ol my life-time to . nhvi :n in lo hi- doing whatever lie protect. ROUND THE FIRE. me. V.mar, rijiht. sir. i me, which depended a: and pleaded with her. Il was absolutely use less. Her whole life a:ni'u''i"ime'wr,'te to save her from her ruin. My helplessness hi thai they were lire jewels ' •'Tc'n'd'.* -Mow have you Till-. ST l carefully imitated that I laughter i the hand. ' When Simpson came round I always heard '"You see what I am capable of. Klisc,' his footsteps, and concealed myself in the said he. mummy-case. 1 had some knowledge of " ' I see that you arc capable of repentance --"Id work. I ml was far less skilful than the •and restitution,' she answered. thief had been. I le had replaced the setting the stones in your hands, sir. Do what you difference. My work was rude and clumsy. you do against me, is done against the future be caivlully examined, or the roughness of the hear from me soon again, Eiise. It is the Next night I replaced four more stones. And last time that I will ever cause pain to your to-night I should have finished my task had tender heart,' and with these words he loft it not been for the unfortunate circumstance both the room and the house. which his caused me to reveal so much which " My position was a dreadful one. Here 1 1 should have wished to keep concealed. I was with these precious relies in my posses appeal i<> vmi, gentlemen, to your sense of scandal and an exposure . J I knew the depth have told you should go any farther or not. of my daughter's nature too well to suppose My own happiness, my daughter's future, that I would ever he able to detach her from the hopes of this man's regeneration, all de- this man now that she had entirely given pond upon your decision." I thought and thought, u: ,■ mini ;„„! li, in, mini 1,.,.. ■ km i-xpci.s«l. this narrative. 1 Iw-Aiuii „;„„,. h,i,l 1 ,,■ «■!,„ is' „ ','„T\r;.n'x nir. STRASD maga/jxi:. th.-y were obliged to leave it n this tl there .u'lh il appear- il Twenty lliree years before ( 'litis!. Auiiii-ni: mass,' such as the Needle would he, they Cicsar onlefed the removal of them frorr marked out the form bv culling .1 deep groove, ilcliopolis 10 Alexandria, and so the Needll in which, at intervals, tiny made oblong came to he talon on ils second journey. Il holes. Into these holes [lay firmly v-edged Alexandria was a gorgeous palace of th( blocks of timher, and dun. tilling the grooves Ciesars. and helore die palace Ihc column with water, the wood in time swelled and thus were set up. They are called Cleopatra': the granite cracked alone the outline from Needles, bill in reality Cleopatra had n( Next 'came ll, c helped 1, design the magnilic City of lleliopolis. When it k,N really for ami her devoted subjects wis 1.1 to it honour to the memory of Ihei much-love trees »ere laid so thai the column could he Queengavi pillat 1 n n close to the Port of Alexandri the Nile overflowed ils hanks, this raft and years after the grand building its burden Honied, and the stone was con- ■ohlllUls sli the srokv a/- ciJior.iTRAs y THE STRAND MAGAZINE. opposition piny opposed tin- sii^rstion. ran f'.pjish to remove it if they really valu expense of removing it. E. Alexander was attracted by the beat Many years after, when the great Ilyile of the eohimn which was also present from time to time with the owner of the land acquaintance of Mr. John Dixon, a civil num.hlk to hi ,hli 1 1 nun mnu" i,„Tn lill. I, , s, i I preserved lor the 'Kliglish. the subject together, with the result that Mr. Hecame to the opinion that if ever the Dixon undertook the responsibility of the obelisk was to be bnnighi to Kngland it conveyance of the column to England, Mil. 11 .11, ase.l l.e.llivd lu ik- lallllrllel! 1 )>' Vessel - , lelljjlh, winch llliehl occur thrill Uine meed into lllf water, inslc.ul of heine. die naves. The casine. uas made uatcr-lii. hiii (iff in llu: usual uav. Another ol die e:.ief dillieullies in contend will, in the anchor in. as it was exposed to seven' ^.dcs water, larile wooden wheels, ifi.tjfl. 'Hie Needle wis raised snine feet al«ne the were laid fur ill, mil down, tall lie; p.nall.l nil), die sea. and when in tllisposi- taken and wrapped many limes num.! • i - F - lit li tiWiini ni'futiiiii ' ' ^JK^BSm e the heavy August sXlh, 1877, all was iva.lv for the could not mo launch. UnfoUunuulv. 1 )u- morning com- great speed. menced with a thick to--, which only cleared incline into ihe water, ana divers naci away as the day wore on. previously employed in removing shoal- A great crowd of people gathered to the intended murse to prevent any m e heavy weight at any [banking ended by an THE STRAND MAC A/.IXK. On the third (lav divers discovered dial a rudder placed, and twenty Inns of iron lir ■ .: ii-n had pierced were put in her. It was manned bv a the plates, and making a hole had allowed of live Maltese and an Kn - ,: K THE STORY OF Cl.EOPAl RA'S NEEDLE. 143 ulm will j-owitl! «?■ Ik- found live 'line reamer of suftidenl -i/r .in<l able-bodied men, in the prime of lite, were 11] in the ^. <V^i. helone,ine willing in share the n-k. ;in<l .1 I...,:: u.i- 11. Johnson ami Co., of Liver- laiin. lui! ami put oil' . but before they eould be disastrous. Tin- ().'..,. iimin; tin- (7,;> O/ga over the Cleopatra, and by means ol lg F.-on.aP^U.^.i^ZlZulZ kZ^Z^'s,^, ,.,r.+*, t ^;; ilii , ] ,,:il ' ii t,,: ' effort was made to right her, iH-iiij- di.H she ini-ht lie destroyed on rocks ) no purpose, .iiul the captain it lli 1.1 1 inu. lor a telegram was recened >i\t\ this |)oin(. -,, in^ the iLmu. i days after the new- ni ii> l<>s- >a\ inn that [In —. /-,■/:///,.,■///.,. humid for Valencia froii s, and so the c\lmder wa, cut Middk-lirnauh. had found and captured i c later, the win: having fallen. nnu i\ mile-, north of 1 Vnol. and h.id t<n\<< i; nuo Yieo in Spain, and il t, m.iined n that harbour about three months. -,, lam, . A-hhuiv. M 1'.. kindh <.m-r.-. 1 a keen interest in the welfare on the 20th January, 1878. Ivanka the Wolf-Slayer himself iki longer. a knife, and in (lie ollu-r liol.lir "tin Xoblc Prince docs nol he repeated, and liis eves seem, sparks. " Lei him behold I iiaxaa nil-: 1V0L/SLAYEK. his listeners, the feces dI both flamed up. and chuckled. The man in the sledge lifted his rap and - t uii.. h. ■•■,.", nuunanded the I'riniv. his Russian lair. One of the s,,u used by the Now, though it w-as a ruddy winter sunset Russian peasant to out forage, having a outside, in the hut it was quite glnomv. stained, both blade and hilt, with blood. glows like a big bull's eye. eanie front the " I have bought another lor use." observed open door of the stove, and a glimmer like a the peasant. glow-worm tram the tinv lamp that burned " It is wonderful," murmured the I'rintv. before the I lob Image. The dim outline ol as It,- turned the knife about in his hands. a woman with a ehild in her arm. eonld be cus surmounted la thug > ,n > , ]>eered as the l'rusv entered, and bending low- round die corner of the luit. and as quickly raised the ilem of his fur mantle to las- lips le boy ! " he cried. '■ Let us see tins wonder placed, lie trembled inside hi. sleeps s The peasant looked sharply round. /'ece/V/iv rem ilis curie head anil raised "He was here even when the High Noble rew up. There is the hatchet and the w 1 e was chopping. Ivanka! Ivanka 1 He The I'rin.v laughed. Prince at that moment he ceased hen the High Nobility' come from far and ear to see you 1 By all the saints, if you the Prince. " Yes, Noble Prince." ioble Prime. 1 will break eieiv bone in "And what had the wolf done to , our body!" Hank. ,. that .on should have taken his hi. " He had seized our little -Mink behind the hut and moved slowly over the sharp breath. Prince. \ on could only tell by the shining -'11111 you midge: How did you dare lo peeped between the high stand up , oiler thai tell tne all about it. begin at lis- beginning, inside of it was a small boy. Ivanka." Where he stood the hi i-red sun balked Ivanka ■^/.■■\ at tile ground in silence. him in h.-roie elorv. Vet. in spite ol all, I le twisted one leg round' the other, cracked Ivanka in. Woii Slav, r had the' mien of a all his knuckles in succession, but the words s x ntl ^ lell hrs I' ,m lh iv that 'you have slai \i 111 nglh in a shy, Ivanka woultl have hung his head but that doll l_ t i i town m the 1 46 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. fodder and feed the beasts, which 1 can do who had never utken his eyes off the boy as well as father now. So 1 took ihc fodder since he began to speak. knife and stole out. I led the door open a " I ditl not think of fear," replied Ivanka, bit—not enough to let the cold in mi father. " I thought of niv i r little Minka. and oh. ht 1 1 the enws in the 1 I 1 had gel to leaf.- he 111 ill 11 I Mini i in "Oh, then he dropped .Minka, and over li that piteous appeal smith But Minka cried, ' Ivar monster, glim and terrible. 1 lis wicked eves ler. It was gleamed fed. and his cruel teeth were long moment 1 remembered 1 it I still gra and sharp. I saw them as he lifted his the knife. " How I struggled o va, free to pi, made him pause. He coughed it i in patient ly i " ''."!'' V. i, eei ■ know no!, b er my face. '■ It seemed to me then just for a then and then. Minka's nice well! fill /IAXA',1 Till: WOU-SI.AYER. dabbled in blood, ami Ik.hK- him the wolf ■■Will von -. . wii'h m e, I vanka, you wolf- on its back, kicking in death convulsions, slaver, lip hdi) keep the human wolves from ' I thought him invudini: the dominions of the ('/ar? You t would have broken little wolf-slayer. The Xoble 1 d his head handsome ' mini n, ' , mil benign, and imposing agon ■ s.ihlr of the high collar. real and good and brauliiul, I: .lint. Ivan." he thought. Somelhi itime. Noble Prince." he faltered, h THE STRAND MAGAZINE. In Nature's ■ Workshop. II.— FALSE : PRETENCEa Bv Grah i Allen. UMAN life and especially occur among fairly well-known Englis and animals. And 1 shall begin v familiar and unsavourv old Irien'd. tlu gems. We dig pitfalls for wilil beasts, can-lull; concealed Coach-horse. In order fully to understand his by grass and liranclu-s : we nsllspecting fish with artificial what the Devil's Coach-horse mend treacherously barbed I'cr their pretends to be : and that is the c scorpion; His mode of fighting known to most ol us In illu tritit arc terrifying to his expected w<\ men mask their batteries, a frantic death-struggle between Chcvaux tic /rise 150 THE STRAND MAGA/.IXE. threat of a thrust is a sulhricnl deterrent : the .(nrpinn, and obtains immunity from the the dangerous beast just elevates its attack of enemies to a great extent by pre- poisonous appendage or assumes an angry tending to powers w hieh are not his in reality. that uplifted" stir .cedes of England, igj-beet'le te pitied fill is to have many imitators. Thus a number engaged in crawling along the ground, looking of harmless Hies dress up like wasps in black as mild as milk, and as gentle as any sucking nmologist himself stares at them twice arc usually most abundant, you can easily IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. it adopts happen to frighten and repel away his wings, much us enemies, no matter why. Now, in the hers by aid of her pincers, v. first place, many of our migratory bin!.- go in Coach horse makes it serve a d< winter to Southern Hurope and Africa For he has a couple of yellow > THE STRAND MAGAZINE. '.distil is set free, caterpillar, frequent in gardens, in the face of the from head to tail with king need hardier beetle, arc 'still quainter in their Protected caterpillars like the woolly-hears live quite openly, exposed on the leaves and they actually tire off tt regular volley of nobody will attack them. The porcupine has no need to run away like the rabbit. Similar laeties are also adopted by many nasty-tasting caterpillars, in whose bodies effects nitric' acid. Our native taiglisli unpleasant juices. These caterpillars are of a elan is disturbed, till the other beetles and conspicuous ivd or \vllow bands, so as to adverli.se all comers ol their im dihlc qtuliti. >. the appcaianec of platoon firing. The Whenever you see such brilliantly-attired chief enemy of the Bombardiers is a grubs (like those of the Magpie Moth, so much larger ti.nd vcrv handsome carnivorous till' , ' ' ' 1 first, they live openly and undisguisedly on the leaves of their food planu uuhout any pungent gas gels into the Calosoma's eyes thev are n.istv lo the taste, and there!'. ttnd the bombardier escapes in the midst of the cloud he himself has exploded. That is the most highly evolved mode of defence of lieeri lor tile good of the race. 'Their lifit bully and bluff others as the soft bodied pillar no good if tit. bin! had alwavs sample 11 before IVIeelma 11 1 lite broken ,1 and squashv and defenceless: a mere peek alone wotlli! be eltoUah lo kill it. lie, from a bird's beak is enough to kill them, t'or almost all uneatable caterpillars have aequi, briglu eolouts In llallli.il selection that were it but «-itlt a pin prick, all the flabby lo say, by die lo- bright being . oiitiniiou devoured or killed : and bird, on their s have their tricks of terrifying. The}- pre lierbaps. even before il In inh, riled in-lii- that red or vellow bands and belts in en pillars are the outward and visible sign developed case-, and then pass on to a more complex and wily class of deceivers. 'Vis end" group or set of caterpillar: To hciii n with". 1 must premise that two edible and tasty: it. therefore, governs it: sets of caterpillar lane two riil'l'ereiu u.as ol evading the unplea.-ant notice of birds ami IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. irs" of the misty- that skulkin- 01 • lur f they lived exposed o the edible ralerpilkn's the Uutertlv jimi|j as a protected endeavour or is that all. It a bright red or yellow ca lipp-IM' l)\ tl , to speak) who rt of' it's' bodv ere [h a sudden jerk, ar THE STRAND A !' '!,'.'. But why those g lies ? " you will ; Surely they must id ,1,1 V'i .," h . This poli( stuul of iii The oci calrtpill.e ito smaller areas, as I'mlcssor i'millon has mere speck or spot on the lot le hroken masses of the leaves about him. purple patches on the haek. w age ami reaching the proper le by the time he is quite ready to IX XATUXE'S WORKSHOP. attitude, and presents its pictcndcd tare to the astnni-.iL/d aggressor, from a iiarnih-ss 1h.i1Mo.lt. Touch it on ill.- other side, and it facts round like lightning in the opposite tiireetion. 1'miessor I'onllon grotesque and terrifying appearance. In smart most unpleasantly. It contains formic fact, the inflated ring resembles a hideous acid, and is strong enough to he exceedingly its eight hind legs a: I'.i.s \|..ili lively big 01 itk- i-.i'.i -I pillar > head, wlu-ri: neiimonlly, .sonic of I hem cxtren • one which attacks the not, in larval stage is a compara- beast, but it suggest: The lly lays its cgiis hehind paralyzing possibilities. ig, though the whole rrifying. The perforn ty tlu; defensiu ■';.-. ■*■ parasiii, Jo, shall "deal here is that of the Lobster withered heeeh-le; mimicry escapes « ting beasl fi.r ill,- 1 ^Nm "'ti".s ..-.' .".II. i ptuhahli ';;;;:":,:'; up 111- -hurl I'rnill 1,-Ii- HI .1 I". 1 ::. alliui-l, so a- 10 -11-1-I .1 pair "I Inulilliil p.pin: ,.,w-: 111,- four Inn- U-i", l,,h„i,l ll,,--,- !,- Willi ran,- ill tlu- ilio-l al.iniiili- pailloiniilli AV NATURE'S WORKSHOP. iiii.nl I mi .i!ti m:\ <>< < -ujiii il ' hn :. probably "li'' 1 " ■ I spiders, Deceptions X-. an* i-vi -nl\ dMvibuu-l. s<. i. body in a nui.uli ■ in le or Tin; i;r;i>s spider. hmw\< ml that not infro<|in-ntly. "What? I 1 owers ? How can ihey do it ? Surely , impossible ! " liy no means. I atched plant life pretty closely for a back pair behind, in bide real tl\ traps w humbug. tends to Ik purveying a specially tinc<|uai aged in this disgraceful lingered organ, which is in hard, glassy knob S^oT'pradtcing IN NATURE' S WORKSHOP. ■Z,^Z. hJrous fashion. M,l 11 > , .,!." ( a:"'ii' ,l ;t' i : ll : l l l : i :i:; ,n l M ■■1 di.A-nsul l»hn-l...llK- Hi.-. '' " ,,l , In, in the same dry Smith Al , capture and :ts. For this •y luisl til plants and animals, and stomachs to digest [hem. native woods set' the leaves shrink hack and Another and still odder ease ol deceptive curl up when touched, and are afraid lo eat ness in ])lants is shown by a curious a tree that lias so evidently a spirit in it. Hyd.ioras and Stapelias. These (jiieer ranean, again, alarms goats and cattle by and malodorous herbs have very large ;md discharging ils ripe hulls explosively in their rather handsome hut fleshy blossoms, an faces the moment the stem is touched. In inch or two across, dappled and spoiled this case the primarv object is no doubt the just like decaying meal. They live in the dispersal ol" the seeds, which squirt out animals killed and it) part devoured by lions because the fruits also contain a pungent and other beasts of prey. So the flowed juice, which discharges itself at the same are a lurid red in colour, with livid livery have received ;i volley of this irritating liquid patches, and they have a strong and un more than once in my own face (in the pleasant smell of decaying animal matter. pursuit of science) 1 can testify personally on out the real object of the plant by fertilizing Cucumber in first frightening you, and the blossoms. But. ol" course, the whole then injecting acrid juice into your eyes, From Behind the Speakei IE SEARCH FOE time, and the Lord Great Chambe XV R.UVKI.J." relying upon the discretion, presenc ■; proceedings usually 'leaves it to him. Oddly en the House of Commons is not offi ;;;;";.; „',;';, ,■;;:]; the safety of the Lords and' Conn II he full) r, Queen that the Lord Great Chambe "'""- i"!" 1 takes the business in hand. _ There is a pro- To this day if ceeding prclinii din-rdy runnminir.-ue<i in i icr .\iajcsty. l nary to the to a period dadng back less than fifty year: Speaker's taking ;i< soon as t lie search was over, the Lord Grer the Chair which. Chamberlain dispairhed a messenger o from its history horseback to the Snveivi-n, informing hu o Ur-lmin l.-lcgrapi, :;::::-;: nl'r r.~])rr: ;l ||\ rers, handy in case of a fi jr of the London Distr: of the Lord Grea ri'age. When a pee 'muUorkine's of the b'l the Chief Inspector of FROM BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S CHAIR. contingent. This is made up of some see the taliow dips THE STRAND MAGAZINE. provided with office, Mr. Courtney's is were ignored, and Sir John Lubbock's Mr. Cibson ll.rales luoijr U'vndham- vedly provided r ~ ili-T. ih.nmht l: 1 nioimii - '- be Uncle. Secret:.- BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S CHAIR. hii'im expeditions i„ Greenwic Yerburgh, moved by appioh. n-ion that llir tin return journev. uni.lh.-i guest, a distin- interests of the British Empire in the Far juiJihI I r. arhnuii. supping aboard as lie East were at stake, instituted a series of thought, fell into the gut-ling river, and was weeklv dinner-, ai the lunio, Carlton, where fished Oul with a boal hook. Yet Mr. Potter, matters were talked over. The dinners President of the ( 'luh. .largely responsible for vets th. I.,hion n la I p' ! I , liits.ut unobttusne time of Mr. Gladstone's trouble over the M.itl, manner. The House cherishes TUE STR.LXD FROM BEHIND THE SPEAKER'S ii.. mis almost hurtling. Mr. ( Hailstone ih'ee'rih rcinai ii-i| I i il II I II . lii win this 1111 ' anced lii'Vnml valion had such re rkaUe e of the young dandy. His 'fare Mr. J. J. Colma w more rrrnlk'i dons <-f M Glads:..:!. u:„l-t <>.\ in halms- I remember meeting him al well -known house during th campaign of 1SS5. He came i he were writing h.crngo ;.!i- ( )ci annually, at luncheon-time. ,: he cuiphasi/e.l .. point -n -agl.th bowing to Mr. GkuUonc look ti|i this fori;:. i»-c.ision..lb. a- '.-v.i.n aeanl as ]-.i- U.-i- Randna,!, Churchill's rando up. The House ro.ccd una laugh:. a when linaliv. In- dicw from the h Mr. l-'inch-Hallon, pomnm. -till lii:-,c,-.:ps eonlcs-ion thai In- had been 11 at Mr. Gladstone smiling 'on tin- Treasury so far lion, recommending p.. palla! values passed before him. Tills when liny pleas reminiscence of a scene from "Hicham III." please." culture' and. as^a's shown in hi, la:. 1 ion memorials, rhn-liv 'belonging to die S nection with agriculture, ol indomitable of rare books. Mr. Gladstone picket extravagancies, have made a career in the Commons. ( 'alicd thence by early doom he went to the Lords, and was promptly and Reform Bill. ' Over his shoulders hun inadequate cape, of rough hairy cloth, was a white soft felt hat. The back as he trudged off at four-mile-an hour was irresistible. speech. A quiet, kindle, shrewd man of Mrs. Gladstone watched over him 1 others fought and talked. He came too late to the House to be ever thoroughly at one with it, and took a:i early oppottunit) ol out of a draught. Th.— mil. alt.n::..m THE STRAND MAGAZINE. In the Session of 1890, Mr. nientan • Kleelions, and the strange processes DN (iladslone wiled a house in by which in the good old .lays they were } . St. James s Srjti.ire, a big. roomy, ;ici tun; i.:^:i-. i:. I he poll at l:\rrpool was kept I. was King. On the pillars of was for \otei- to be -hut up in pens ten at a 1 brought master pen by the polling- I . all ..pp.-. ranees the Conscrva- ■"• J eighty-lirsl year, recalled, a le was eighteen nionths old. Prowling lipped, web mug> handy, was rolled up letllv flashed unon Inm eonsnousness of hung heal v on '.he hands of the expectant towered voters. They naluiaily regarded this as a This was his earliest iceollertior clear consciousness of exister memory of Canning when he- Liverpool in 1812 was perfec indeed, he was then nearly three bought. After a while, 1 drew till the pen was emp ^7 • ^ THE STHAXD "Oh! bother yer elephants and ver intensely anxious look on his face. "I've ;i-rafTes," interrupted Dick, with impatience : warned ye. Don't ye come a holleriir an' a slightly stimulated. " Poof! Von keep hack if ye'r fright'ned. "Yes, a live one. I seed it shaken out of Let mo alone. I'll soon yank 'm inter day- low'with excitement. "Thou 1 s'pose they're pulled with all his might. "A haduci-lighl !' Who'ie vc ecllin' at ? " kettle erne clinketv clink-clank on to the vtortcd Dick, ironically. ' cobblestones: and Dick just lay down on " Why, ther'U be a badger light with dogs. the ground, fairly doubled "up with laughing. Jadger, when his dander's liiirlv ri/. em light convulsions of glee."" look out. That badger ike a whole sackful of wild cats? lis rare 11 bite ve through ver leggin's." iport, badgcr-baitin', lean tell ye. an' jest the I'm a minute fiilly was speechless. He ■eal thing to fry the .stuff young dogs is made felt so sick and faint hcatlcd that ordinary >f." common place language would have been an [rowing excited at the vista of uncxpecteil heal last managed to gasp, as he glanced ll badgers," replied his spluttering friend. . appealed lo I till v's sen.se of humour. So the Hushed, mgn luck passed In iiiipcrccpliMe degrees into a sickly smile, and the smile at Dick described the badger's points'. ' ' the street." " I should jest say. Wouldn't like m try pushed the keltic into the kennel out of 'em in my leg." sight. The boys stood together, just as "See vou've got 'in in the old dog kennel." smug and quid as if they were setting out remarked Hilly as they came in sight of the for Sunday-school. stable yard. " Hilly." said Dick, wishful to put matters "It's a strong chain dial, you know." right now thai the victim of his joke had boarhound that died. eouMn'l break u." " 1 didn't tell a lie. There's a live badger in ■Air/xo A nAPCI-R. :uised tin.- personal humiliation of a minute in- remarked, as !n- stepped into the stable ir () to he forgotten. There was no need, yard. or lime, lor explanations. " 1 )o badgers bite ?" asked Dick, evading agerly. "Let's meet 'm at '' THE STRAND MAGAZINE. :ural history, to hav< m going to look at Tin- Ik.v> did not hear nor exactly until stand, every word spoken : but die I, A\\ -idK :'■ screamed Hilly, in frantic " 1 guess 1 can. " n-s|K>n«Uil I >i< k. darting sion. '-Jam the LctlV i,ii k mh> ihe'ken'i": I. lac mini'ii, I;, was ha. k wilh an old corn'bag! Dirk. I)nii"t say ;i wtml, Mr. Ilnmn : please The parson was in the ad of turning up his don't. Leave him to us." roat-sleeves,and was still discoursing learnedly the wall. Soon die parson was at the gate. family. The schoolmaster was listening "(iuod eunine,. Mr. Urnwii." hi- < ailed aimninelv. -peaking :mi , ,n, \w.id: \v.- OUt. ai.iliuuc was a uelclciiti.u one. 01 .1 -inilv one, " Oood evening," mumbled I he teacher, according lo I lie observer's point of view. hardly daring to look up from the roses. "That will do first class, my boy,'' said the clergyman, observing die unwonted position '■ \ow, you t wo lads, pull die chain gently, of the kennel, and also noti<ingthe Hurried and I'll get this round the badger as he look on the boys' faces. '-What have we emerges tiom the kennel. We must look yard. teeth ; because the badger, being a burrowing " Please, sir," began I )ick, a dig in the ribs animal, is armed with long sharp claws, which from Hilly having warned him that it was his he also adapls to purposes of self-defence, turn to open fire. "(iriz/Jv Jim's brought using them with great courage and effect father a real live badger.'' ' " when attacked. Slowly now, boys; cautious ■' And schoolmaster don't seem lo be able I have him all safe ! '' to tell whether it's a mountain badger or a And the parson, as a heap of accumulating prairie badger," added Dick, with a grin. straw began to appear at the mouth of the adroitly bringing the third confederate into kennel, pushed in the sack, and wrapped it the field of action. tightly round the black object bevond. "Didn't you examine the teeth, Mr. "Pull now again, boys; gently. That's lirown ?" asked the parson. "The colour right. Now he's out." of the fur is no real test, you know-." Then the parson paused, and looked a bit replied the teacher, with a somewhat ghastly injured, surely. He doesn't show much smile. He had not bargained for being any fight." Saving these words, he proceeded to parson's discomfiture, but here he was now, "Whoa! now; steady. Xo snapping, you Dirk and [Silly were by this time hiding tin- nv.'i m.n left l] iniu'ih, ■:'-'., ninths. The schoolmaster looked di-,i,,,l. ,'n,,"l '''•■what is the isfe f -- - -iT --- .ilMUl.l,-,.. , laughter. ' "No," said the teacher, "you can't call "The whippe'i'-snappers^"' said the burly them that. The boys haven't spola-n a wind host, hardly knowing at first whether to that's untrue, because the badger. I believe, condole with the dignitaries of church and is actually in the .stable over there. In school or to indulge "the merriment that was taking it for granted that the beast was in bubbling up within him. this kennel, we rushed to conclusions. ;md " I ioys will Ik- boys," remarked the parson, have had to pay the penalty." condescendingly. The mortified expression on the parson's "And the trick was cleverly done," added I'.i'v luriiiii,- M.iurwhat softened. Mega/rd Hi.- >< I lot ,] i ] i, is; . ■['. appreciatively, lie was u,,,l 1, th atllicoldii, ng hauled the pal talking pillory alongside of him to f added, in this dull place." replied lb despair, allowing the broad smile hit > MAGAZINE. " Blame my skin '." Ik: exclaimed, " if it sight of Uri/zly Jim crossing the street i'r< ain't the foxiest thing in the snarin' line I've the grocery stoic with a big box on struck ior a long lime. But I ncknn. ho-,-. shoulder-. I'll Like a hand now in this ere game. " I guess, dad, here's Jim a-comin' to ta You fix up an excuse to git the youngsters that badger awav," remarked the buy. indi< out df the yard lor ten minutes, and I ing h\ means ot the hail eaten apple in reckon I'll make em skin their eve-, with hand the lanky figure ol the trapper, 'ma/.ernent next lime they yank out that " Most Iikelv," answered his father, will: badger." merry twinkle in his eye. stable yard. He found the t«» I my* in close lit up itistanth with all the keen cxcilenn inside, so that the trap w;is clearly baited for Jim," be whimpered eagerly to his comrade lIvr.iAl \\'\::\ t!l,;t niiuhl char.ee toe., me mischief around. As for Jim, he seemed lo play right i, "llaJoa, li: \' criec, t:ic hut, 1 keeper, tiie y r.Mig iase;i'.., :i.u:c.s. U>: the In-: ret:;, apparently unobservant of the fact that the he made was this: " The schoolmaster I kennel was not in its usual place, and quite jest bin savin', boys, that you've got i ignorant of the game th.it «;t> being played : badger in that 'ere dog-kennel." '•r.m you help I »ick eat some apples?'' " Wal, and what if we have?" asked Bil .-rkily, by way of reply. ICvery u of an hour the boys' game was (hanged badgers were nut and apples were in. Meanwhile ( hiz/K Jim was lining nu time. When he saw the coa'st clear, he walked up buldK. "Oh! n •AIVJXG A BADGER. f help \v hold ilu: critter," added the Then llu-iv lollowt-d, . '• He^ be blowed,"' cried Hilly. '" I reckon snarling 1 I >ick '"rolled <> .■ don't need no help to manage this 'ere and badger were mixed ' ' he hoys laughed in heap. is badgers an- kind o' more sawn ■ lads were stooping read}' to grab at l rapper, w it h dry sarcasm. it> appearance. both were chuckling pas-.on were skeered," laughed the hoh lee. And the best of the joke was thai keeper, who had enjoyed the whole seer .' Jim had brought the whole thing from a little distance. <V 'ill. page a cryptograph. / COMMO.\ CKYS/:i/.. in California i> largely' associated with t from numerous spring in the neighbouring name ofriummeriirniluis. who in 1S04. in t ihclirst LiriiiiiiKM!lrni]]l to produce a Cum rl, i ofn. to join, in thickness. ;m< 1 thus t'ortuin- ;i sul»slanti;i] crust. The temperature ranges from 120 10 150 (L-nrs. and all tlu laboui is performed h\ Coahuilla Indians, who work the next page. Situated as the district 1-. eh In the bay, the industry is dependent [0 a c to mind the enervating heat. In fact, these lain extent upon the tides. The early spri l-sscs the eyes of those the bay ; but the tides of June and and compels the use of rising as tluv do to a height of nit, ■> xl glasses. One of these Indians may 1)11 the marshes with a water fairly :n sitting on the steam-plough shown The salt-makers have prepared for this i is page. He is one of a tribe of of water by making reservoirs in large ind well -developed men peaceable, bottomed ' ';?;,' i them of weeds and grass. T depth of from 15111. to 1 Sin., and the gal Like a large taniiiy. descending m s: evaporating ponds of a salt works ;ippe. The large reservoir, being the father of tl .follies, on portable rails, the cargo being these ponds until .1 density of ion degrees illy dumped on the large train or else obtained. The surface of the liquid is no ried direct to the manufactory. doited by small patches of white whit TRAND MAGAZINE. A Peep info " Punch." L'lliU-d Sl;,l>.» IIS luo l.llU- jiU'k.lS i.l juvii ■ ■' Mi. Ml /' II U.u'lik. -dim iM.iih.i' .ilu.iii. I .m v„ lip' 11 ' '4 _:^ igB, g B£ '311=1 ^ I .c..,„i F i E r..r,r .111 °"'°!. s ,in .T™° ... No. 6 is by Richard I loyle : il «.,.. pni.li-ru-il in iSjo, and at the close of that year Doyle left Punch owing to PmuHs vigorous .mark on '■ I'open ' liu- Poprrv sc.nv — * »l hold nt \',l!, ,„;:!■, I) nuked llu rarrvli^nii by I.onl ol' the SVSliTII ,-sl;ll,li>!l,ll !>\ ' n 1846 for th— ■-- 111 '^Ji S,r John Ten- It represents Lord ^^ ^IS* im; Cardinal Wise- man as Goliath, ot a host of Roman 'j*^ s fep e^^^fe Mr. Spielmann, in ^ c, J Punch," of the cir- join Punch, and "^'T THE NEW £ A PEEP AW " •■/'i/.V ( 7/. ■83 meseTwins," fl - 1 ' „ , i.- v . z 1 ?fak°S " v - "■^luS^r ^£3&2& (I& N^' -nV' '- y NT ^ ' / 7 ^™^ phnlogniphv. ivlii. li Mr. !!railK\ (Mil tor ik-spili- tin- i-ll'orts of ll r 1853. We road just .low of John Bright, ' •' imk-bk-d to a Pope No. -- ' PEEP IMTO HpcriaMv -mid. 'Flu: voutll [on uV^CZ"""' 1 l' 'ndl tough who ask. to buv u good i nolir, though. 1 ll,' VoulhlYalk does 1,1,1k whi'l, i liongarpcslurs behind on,-, Iin here the fright- Leech has by s sol his ponril. The " Reduce too is ,-xiictly good --bin lit if pjJK # fJS ■/f 3 ^^;' Miss Cayicys sldvcntitres. XII.— THE ADVEXTURF OF THE UN PROFESSION" A I piciously. "No, miss," not exactly p< o, ma'am. Her lady- phraseology. Park Lane North. You know the .is Old Lady nodd " Yes, L know it," I replied, with ;i gasp : dearly loved a row alxr already have taken possession whv. vou will against her that was joy such as Lady see hereafter; and it reliexed nu: to learn Crniyn,! had seldom before experienced, that LadyOcoi-ma was -.nil al hand to -uard " \ cs. dear, she hurst out volubly, "I'm ill at the house, praelicallv, sinee hei brother's l Iv.w won't oust me without a legal process, death. I drove round with all speed, and I've been he-re, ol'i and on, you know, ever flung myself into my dear old lady's arms. since' pool deai Manny died, looking after los THE STRAND MAGAZINE. down here this morning, fatuously blustering, " I know you will, dear," I assented, kissing and trying to earrv (he posl hv' storm, with her, -and so I shall venture to leave you, a couple ..f policemen." while I go out to institute another little "Policemen:" I cried. "To turn you inquiry." " Yes, my dear, policemen : hut (the Lord I shook my 'Lad. " It's only a surmise," areteg ! Fo to'ftufilyrti Md 1 won" late 'r^hSdtfme to think , nfel* been "lie is," I answered. ' "I'll shoot him fust. 'Tlcar." And I believe "Yes, he wouldn'l be in such a rampaging she meant it. hurry to gel in being as la/y as he's cmp(y I drove tin in (he s.t cab (o Harold's headed- lakes alter (en .a Inline in lliat 'if solicitor. [here I laid my fresh doubts at reason I 1 », m 'ts in ,,, , III , , i .,„,',„' •• M dear madam, vmi've 1 it ; 1 never thing or othetthat's Harold's. But hesha'n'l did like thai will. I never did like the dour woman' t'o ,','ckon with. '" 1 1 he mines. liu'i „h; ttl'd I r", ■ Mr.' Tillinglnn" pr'o' MISS CAYLEY'S ADVENTURES. ;fore the eyes of the authorities. I looked "Still," Mr. Haws objected, "we have it long with the naked eye ami also wiili a nothing hut your word. I'm afraid, in .such nail pocket lens. The paper, as I had a ease, we could never induce a jury to rted before, was the same kind of I'ooUeap accept your unsupported evidence." . that which I had been in the habit of "I don't want them to accept it," I .ing at my office in Florence : and the type- answered. " I am looking this up for my HurV.lu-il.m "Mr. I Lve>. ' Umi.'mmb. up for Mr.' -UunM. Iu,t look at that .v. e document I type-wrote at Florence." had the upper right i>a:ni stroke of the small fferent machine? Some small peculiarity perfect. I remember it well, because I the shape of the letters?" used always to improve all my lower- " No, the rogue who typed this will was ease ,v's with a pen when I re-read and If to be foiled by such a scholar's mate. It is a most diabo . al conspiracy. Instead rt of machine precisely as my own. I they have substituted a forgery for the real tow the type perfectly. But- — -" I will, and then nvn.ued to make my poor sitated ' Harold prove it." tin. There is stroied 111,- real one. ill,- ori.Jnal. "' Mr. Hale, is there is in " <"•'' *" " I don't think so," I answered, after a . li.llil- is ■rs. If 1 had know of Mr. Ash,,,-;. 1 don't believe it is le-.-.ll anvwheru. lie >u, a seeretive man. lond' of 'niv^teries and im Mill, alio,,,. He- Individuality would be sure to eon, ,-al It llesides, I.ady •"' --eeii,ine.K ■-..lll-l i'. tile died." "Hut." Mr. Hal,, „b|e, I, d. -lb- l.aeer typewriting; ,' a.nd r stand nexl one another yon say tin- term- oi the two are idi ntieal . on the keyboard of the machine, and the only the signature- are forgeries. And if he person who typed this draft sometimes strikes saw and copied r. why might he not also that. The letters I tend to confuse are ,v and \ light Hashed across me all at once. w, or else f and r, which also come very "The forger did see the original." I encd. thi- will. V'niuk no e'roj-s l „ U ..ll^l'"!...,!- ,,\Mh ! \\ hen' ' i ' had f.;, idled l^pin^ the such very great pains about it." copy at Florence from my first rough draft, "And this person did make errors ? which I had tak.n down <>n the maelmie ing when Higginson ealle, THE STRAND MAGAZINE. back to .Mr. Ashurst. He in his plans : but who would marry such a umcnt for this very purpose. another clue came home to me. "-Mr. -. he had been kit by him who forecd this will, never saw tile re.il ng out to him and finding a mere trifle to Iligeinson. win, p],:v, lor hail i.eiiei : ;ii back to 1.... ■ i ,■ . ■ lousands. So he nuisl have offered to one minute's delay, and. while she still rrangc matters for Lord Soulhminslcr if the house, institute a thorough search 1 ood that sum and a great deal more again inlo our cab and started. As we ) him. That odious little cad told back. Mr. Hayes asked me where I th ought rem. He thought then I would marry him, desk. 1 answered, by a flash of in -unci. J//SS CAYLEY'S ADVE.YTURES. gem-ml knowledge ol Mr. Ashursfs r-luini*-: He loved secret drawers, ciphers, cry] found the forged document/' the lawyer disrespect to your grey 1 objected. shall be obliged i<> cull valet, had it in readiness in his possession." 1 interposing between thi obvious and unconcealed place he could for a carpenter to brea master's body. I remember now Lord South- "A carpentah ? " he c minster gave himself away to some estenl in degrees whiter than his really clever enough, f —and with Higgfnson to back him— to reason to belie, mix himself up in such j had had a tele- of White, whon progress; and he rece accomplice in th night Mr. Ashurst died, , ,1 Moozulicrnueaar. II _,p,l i, Depend upon it, White was more or less «."...' "'" You do will when they started for Manny's desk: as Mr. Ashurst died W rite hid it where Harold was bound to fine "We shall » "If so," Mr. Hayes answered, "that's broken it open,- the better. There is safely strong. Now, your help, Mr. Hayes one, /threatened with a criminal Lord Southminster rushed up and tried to 'heir confederacy breaks down ptv\ent us. Hut Lady Georgina, seizing ■l himself liv betr.ivint; the hi i dear skinnv old hands. He writhed and situ-ded, all in vain : he could not escape was the soul of this plot," I I ■ - "I've often spanked you, Bertie," she Of that you may be sure. cried, ''and if volt attempt to interfere. I'll and I ualk,, I in. U r loun.l"l aeh Gcor'uina will. Instinct tauc.ht mo somehow that tin- face to (are with Lord Southminster. The central drawer on the left hand -ale was the " Look hcah." the pea-green young man about inside it. ['rcscntly. I saw a slip- was observing, in his drawling voire asm- panel, which I tourhed with one finger. The ND MAGAZINE. contents baffled mc : '" Mv adili ." Mr. Haves said, examin Bristol, Paris; name as usual. baronet : he's dead, poor can't afford to wait. Xo shillysll pu/A'd bv t I .' dn't i 'Tbo'n iTn MISS CAYI.EY'S ADVF.XTURF.S. nnnirdiak-lv. I hVpnsnii lui thought it likdy Kurd Soi at had happened. . and tuld him he meant and suspeetiiK' niisc ' ' ' >use trouble. He had tl that \\c know all, they will he e; * upon one another." - We wish to speak to him." at once to Lady to see me, : THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 1 I sternl) "If you do, it may it." be worse for you. This case has assumed I nourished ii before him, and pointed quite another 'aspect. ll is >( ,u and voiir with one hand to the broken desk, which he the truth : it is^your one . hamv. I warn you. " We have found the will, ourselves. Thanks Lie to me, and instead of calling you as a to Lady (.eorgina. it is safe till this minute." witness for our case, 1 shall include you in "Ami to inc." he put in, cringing, and the indictment." trying, after his kind, to curry favour with While looked down uneasily a: hi- >hoes. the winners at the last moment. "lis all and cowered. "Oh, sir, I don't understand my doing, my lady! I wouldn't destroy it. you." His lordship offered me a hundred pounds "Yes, you do. You understand me, and more to break open the back of the desk at you know I mean it. Wriggling is useless: night, while your ladyship was asleep, and Higginson and Lord Southnunster lorged a done. It wasn't good enough while your will between them " ladyship was here in possession. Besides, 1 "Oh, sir, n.t Lord Southminster '. His wanted the right will preserved, for I thought lordship. I'm are " things might turn up so; and I wouldn't Mr. Hayes's keen eye had noted the subtle stand by and sec a gentleman like Mr. Til- shade of distinction and admission, lint lie lington. as has always behaved well tome, said nothing openly. "Well, dim, Higgin deprived of Ins inheritance." son forged, and Lord Southminster acivpied. '-Which is why you conspired with Lord a false will, which purported to be Mr. SouthiniiiMer to job him of it, and to send 1 II 1 I I i t I n I | 1 < ilmh t 111 1 11 White looked about him helple 1) He or somebody else with your consent and con missed his headpiece, the instigator of the nivance, slipped it into the escritoire: and plot. "Well, il was like this, my lady," he you afterwards showed Mr. Tillington the began, turning to Lady Oeorgina, and leading him to belter Tt \ws' M^llhuw W 1 1 — " he twirled his null Ihislroubl,, plausible' Do lurbehall oVw!!l Ladv (lenrgina swooped. " Norign she said, sharply. " Do you confess 1 for a policeman to " Oh, sir," dnw- mi.!' out'ot' '.M , r!''?\sliurst-sT'i','iiy' 1 ''l put "it " Hesslegrave. He began to whimper. "I'm a p< Mr. Hayes was pi ough in Mr. Ashurst's time I 200 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. where they could gain no credit. .Did illicit punishment designed lor h possibly involve themselves in a charge of "You must go down t benevolent grin, and looked about hint ( leorgina went on alter a p pleasantly. The brandies and soda bad she was able. " I prefer, " Well ? " Lad)- Gcorgina murmured. only save- Harold's. Yo "Well, 1 think I'll leave now. Georgey. to do that; and then, yr You've trumped m] trick of White to \ I don't like the tin Seems to me, the only way 1 have lclt to He stroked the invisible moustache more- get out of it is— to turn (Queen's evidence." nervously than before. That penalty came against the door. " Bertie,'' she cried. •• nil. evah ? Newmarket Ascot- the club the you don't not till we've got what we want music-halls!" out of you!" Oi loil.l n > .. ini,n in nl on,e m,. into\n nub , lie sm 1 ' ' \ u \\ il it c n o, te n I v u were always a rough 'un, Georgey. Your He glanced about him feebly. I could now? We'veeach played our cuds, and vou '-Well. I'll go." be said at last, sobering needn't cut up rusty over it cspceiallv when down: "and vour ....lioituw ■-,,,, not lound you're winning ! Hang it all. 1 wish I had with me. I'll do all that you wish, though 1 Higginson lieah to tackle you ! " call it most unfriendly. Hang it l" '-— " If you go to see die Treasury people, or ycahs would be so beastly unplea: the Solicitor Geneial. or, he 1'ubli, Prosec: or whoever else- it may be." I.adv Gcorgina said, .stoutly. - Mr. Haves must go with you. arranged to accept Lord Southminster and We've trumped your ace. as yon say. and we the actual forger. We also telegraphed to 1'aris to have Higginson arrested, Lord '11 1 1 uc\ I he whole with the utmost cheerfulness d 1 ,j„ : , .... , ready to save himself by betraying his '""linn ',', ™1," ""h! w.ped his fore- (Lord Soutbminslei , onsoling himself with a head. "Oh, 'l say. How doo-,,,1 uneo,,, Harold's ease, which was to be taken, by anything by tin- to have lived down on his lucK. It would tie- contounded lsstied lor the arrest ol Higginson, tile aetua cruel to send me to fourteen veahs at Port- forger. I le bad drawn up the false will ant: land." signed it with Mr. Ashurst's name, aftei "You vvould have sent my husband to it," which he had presented it for Lord South "What? \ ou too. Miss Cavlcv? I mean man told his 1 lb wilbeiuiin b niLii, , Mrs. Tillington. I lon't look at me like that. "Bertie's a simple Simon." Lady Georgino J//.V.V CAY/.EYS M)\l:\HRi:S. aged to gel hold o Portland; Harold a ! If you hadn't, d J, boy, swwU'St plaiv in (11( „d yourself in Oiuva Mi.,-1 ' Southniinstcr, hlissfi i. gards linn, : -1 •rong man aftari all, , I lold " '"'i* " '" S " M \\ -\ ; town in the trf.f. nil-: siR.i.xn maca; called the Maison i waiter is stationed at each dining stage, kicked about iis bushels of bursting buns wt -llld the wines and conked foods are hauied wondered how " niarron glace '' could be St l[> to him from the ground by means of a expensive in Paris. '1 he next photograph nil lie seen in inosl ol die photo- iml. have ended in a decided (lis. u-ecipilous Mairway. ill II La have caught him' on the stairway n the photograph above. Hut 1 was get a good view of the nest' in the ree-top where we were to breakfast. n ;.-■ ,„;;,'',',';- u,; 11 ;, ',",;; ;ave a view over the tops of the nviiv valley beyond. P .holograph the 'trees. Just across he road we found one which claims xobinson. As will Ik: seen in the ^holograph, it has three dining stages wr ■ !«,- :m,l n«, -.i-i.K-r th 1'hev t:d:l s. ...fllv, a id tin- .,.!...,• ■ lurmnii .. before -.1 dint il lookc BY ARTHUR H0RR1S0N arah. Though how i am to rather well : ahout as much, I .should judge, et out of it I don't quite see. as a fairb health) nnuv. She had a great At any rate, I will never idea of hei importance in the family —in fad, rivate detective ; though that indeed a way <>\ directing the movements of Now I am .still Clem Monona Prescott. make an exceedingly good marriage: there .impson (although was even a suggestion of a title for Honoria, even that), but my though what title, and how it was to he impson, long, alas !), w She is a very positive old ladv, and she measures. I should judge, about live feet round the waist. She is constantly attended by a doctor, and from time to time, in her AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. 207 idea that it was initials appeared <>n die frame of the brooch in the floor of her behind " I.' on one side and "S." on the i the whole, perhaps, the :r saw anything else like it times beyond jewels, ai my knowledge, to greet her In of fa.!, they' were not vasdv probably ihev were worth mi llopeir>:,]\ and chains mug the shopkeeper far as that. They were nothim heap of ehnnsv old brooches, ear-rings, "Antique, r u k urn , . tw x . 1 < , giK-l ring- belo:i^;ng to departed mem hideous broo ■ ■ "■ . ..:,,. tig diem scarcely b\ hall a erov amond- at all, hi iae-, ; hut the garnets then it vanis dim»s of Ming a Kit they kicked in boughl il ; h ig m, ..,!,. 1 learnt afterward ll sr/i.-iND m,\<:a/.i.\k. AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. peeled from tin- Constable of .he footprint liu: .he weather was fine an! suddenly learned that the Crown dry, and the clean, hard pavement was with The police are always such fools. called. \o respectable novelist would — you I can depend upon, Bring depend on I, ,o: grants alone, nowadays. 'I hen thoughtfully d< ,,'.11 ment outside Aunt Sarah's gate, and I trie. the detectives I had rt THE STRAND MAGAZINE. t idea (which came hopeful of his success, although h< All my experience of the case might have been s( couldn't object something, and thai ii would Tu^nt warned «v,v .Ik: .i^vls or, as a minimum, the bronrh will, l-m-l, Jos.ph's hair in i,. She would lie glad il I would report pmgiv-s to her during my search, but whether 1 did iscovering anything. Their theory, it brooch at once. .'cretcd himself about the garden, entered Sarah. I must do something. She had i-rival, made his way to the bedroom trinkets, or al least the brooch, and if I failed :aircases -and then made off with the ease : was a fellow called finch, secretary to the lien she discovered her loss. The police very friendly with her of late, and although I ioke imperiously ulirnii -a chie." bui had no e-sji, rial grudge again-; i!ie K^uum.iuy ould In- unprofessional. ing Aunt Sarah's fortune go to provide them 't happen to And or r my time a tale, perhaps i al way. Was the front door open ? satisfy such a terrible old lady? I must was— probably n brought in : so very well, although I could see that i'u.i. dai'gei /i Y<k"ot 1 n b u u[ UHT SARAH'S BROOCH, of an en lj; raver. And Aunt Sarah would to pay extra if the work could In- dune at never for a moniciil suppose lh.il there could mice, and under my inspection. The engraver most precious "jewel. 7 ' The longer I was quite ready lo earn his money, and in a 2i2 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. from the original. They were a bit too bright pour forth shrill abuse or vulgar derision. My- th, point of my thumb. properly persevered hair. with, took off all the raw edges and the new- I temporized. I said I would have some- ness of appearanee, ami a trifle of greasy blaek thing to eat. She asked what. I said I oi hideous tons, the initials apparently fifty years' old at cold beef-like eats meat. This is a sort of was one of veiled triumph. I was on the yellow p„-klcs. I hnil often wondered as "l track of the jewels at last, 1 said or at any passed what gave that eating-house its tin- rate, of the brooch. I might have to sacrifice plea-smt smell, am] now I knew it was the that. Indeed, I was pretty sure Mint 1 could I cut the offensive stuff into Small pieces, might possibly be consid gan to think the Esquimaux stool e she seemed to be washing plat I wanted. I rapped on ~The'red'hairei ' apron — big hands, She was a thickset sort of girl, with very red you've no objection, to have— I should like arms and a snub nose, and I felt •'. ■■ .'■ i -i >'•',. how she would take the request. Perhaps It was useless. 1 couldn't say "a lock she would laugh, and dab me in the lace of your hair.'' 1 stammered, and the girl in the face with a wet lettuce by n red-haired in ;i \u>t. thick nine, lily a gallipot with a Jl - It ought to have been vcrv strong anybody else with hair of that extra- coffee, considering of boiled crusts. a "little before 1 became conv my hesitation wa s the fact that I had nc midday. The cious, I reflected, to one i the other hand, it woul AU.XT SARAH'S BROOCH. and shouted, - Wave, carrots : What price the like. Hut thai «.b um.1: yerwig?" _ _ knew which way -\w would in. Klulut>hould . do then? Mm with equally 11-arfui Unau-rs bloaters that Xol a boy could pass the door >in-in-- " I hi- p-own. that I nii-hi \/<v//cnou;4li uj' the girl's and glared. Truly, ii was m.tv awkward, hair for my purpose, by the aid of a pair of l!ul then, there was no other mi< Ii hair, so pocket scissors, and so escape all <'■,'■:'■'■■■■■:.■■■■. ■■'■.■-.■:■■■.. ■]■.;:■ ai: THE SIR AX D MACA/.IXE. le right note. Mv „ . uttered " My d a good general standby to bcgii nglv ■uttered '' My dear." signed '" ] I'll! pcrfcollv serious," I said '- - believe I Looked desperately so. " I'll s. ;nity. Hannah's red head turned, and ogled in .1 vvav that senl eold shivers all over e came across, grinning slily. " Yus ? " me. It struck me now, with a twinge of e said, interrogatively, and still grinning. horror, 1 hat perhaps she supposed I had con- lingh lainiliar with the hair as a keepsake. That n "I — I meant to have given you sixpence of hair rolled up in a piece of news yesterday : you're very attentive. Hannah I thrust the half-sovereign toward; Hannah, nn dear." (That didn't sound grabbed the parrel, anil ran. I feart (jiiite rirht. somehow nevermind.) '■ Yerv might expect me to kiss her. attentive. Here's the sixpence. Er-er"— Now I had to employ another "What er what ( I was desperate) '■ what waitress, no |evvellcr could daunt me. now!" And she swung off with a loss of h.-r removed, and a proper quantity of tl red head. hair substituted ; and the work wou I had offended her! I ought to have completed by the re-fixing of the glas I was a fool. And before- I could apolo- about it. 1 found a thud dirlv \, gizc a customer came m a waggoner. I ' vailed nhil. point blank, as I should have done .it first. In omnibus, and alighted a colli got. 1 had the happv thought to take a never had a habit of deception Hannah as a peace-offering, alter nn unin- it had worked so admirably fo tentional rudeness of yesterday. It acted more, that it seemed quite her humble position so much gratified Ina 1 turned the last corner, and little attention like that. She grinned she dozen vaids from Ainu Sarah's even blushed a little -all the while late was tapped on the shoulder. I that repulsive oarlv lunch. So I seized the saw the detective who had AUNT SARAH'S BROOCH. shady second-hand ll if I for the robbery. I room chair, and had to be dragged and protested valiantly. It was a outrage, she proclaimed, and the po realized incapable fools. " While you've he u m ,i.;,i egarded this seemed the dramatic mom, police had been interposal. "Do you identify it ? " suspected from -Identify it 2 " exrlaimed Aunt Sarah, 2i6 THE STRAXD MAGA/JXE. ill Idenlil 'n in.l I'd "l hnnl-V'thinl |" " ' 'i V "' n ,'l 1 oha \ |'; ,' 11 n, so : And did vun grt it from bludgeoning burglar, too." Bill himself, Clement, my dear?" Again I caught the detective's eye, and Now, "Bludgeoning Bill" was the name suddenly remembered that everything I had known by- among his intimates, of course. would write them down in his pocket-book, The police " (I had a vague idea of hedging. as he had Ihreatened '. Another question or as far as possible, with the detective) two, and I think I should have thrown up I believe. A— a very dangerous sort of a telegram was brought in for Aunt Sarah, person ! " She put up her glasses, read it, and let the "And did you have much of a struggle glasses fall. •' //'W.' "she squeaked. with him?" pursued Aunt Sarah, hanging She looked helplessly about her, and held on my words. the telegram toward me. "I must see that, pretty fair, you know er nothing so very It was from the manager of the hydropathic detective w-'/.'/d look ai me so intently. had been -laving, and it read thus : "And was he very much hurt. ( lenient ? "Emnd leather jewel- case with your Air, hniies hmkr:], [ mean, n . leimv m .■;■,'■■'.■ ,-:■ ..■■.■-.■■■■ /' ,■■■■.■■■,■ Ate A that sort?" oceu hied here. Presume valuable, so am se/i'd- " liones? (). ve>. nf course at lea.sl, not /V/,' .<// uv s/\ eiai messen^:>:" you know — serves him right, of course." soon as she could find speech ; " bless me ! "Oh. I'm sure he rielllv deserved it. 1 I fell sure I'd taken it down from the Clement. I suppose that was in the thieves' chimney and put it in the trunk ! " And, kitchen?" with her eyes nearly as wide open as her "Yes— no, at least: no, not there. Not mouth, she siared blankly in my face. cNacib in die kitchen, you know." Personally I saw stars everywhere, as Aunt Sarah, innoceiillv. '"And to think dial a club. I don't remember anvthing distinctly you traced it all from a few footsteps and a after this lilt I found myself in the street bit of cloth rag on the wall and- and what with the dcleeiiw. I think I -aid I preferred trifle more confident here, for I had found a It is unnecessary to say much more, and trouser button. "But it was nothing much it would he very painful to me. I know, — not actual evidence, of course, just a indirectly, ihrough the police, that the jewel- But here I caught the policeman's eve, horrible brooch, and all the other things in and I went hot 'and cold. I could not it. perfectly safe. Aunt Sarah had put it remember what 1 had done with thai trouser up the chimnev for safety at .Malvern —just button of mine. Had the police themselves the sort of thing she would do— and made a UNT SARAHS lUiOOCH. A Record of t8tt. OR, A SHEEP'S COAT AT SUNRISE, A MANS COAT AT SUNSI By .!. R. Wade. ir John Throckmort ' H ['; ;*/' *. i :<rui,U <Mah]i-,!kd <illi ol' a' thousand jjliiiK-.is thai ..I ,i,l:l „Vlo, k '-'/' ' \ :<f \ '■'' lll,: ' v " ,m ' l,llv s '" '".- n " -~ '■—' ■ in..l limn i-halli/n^'il by an- liijih of i-i»l«) vi-lit years' siamlin-. has sibk; to his listeners, his hot was eagerly Sir John in:rn-l.-.l ill.- a.-.-oniph-!nn,-nl ol 111;.' sarlnrial ail i^ 111.- \ ill.i;^. ■ ol' .V'uburv. r. John Cov.K'1. ., then ml! known riorh risin - y^'f- " ( x ^ i,ur > : i ': v ;" i,, ; ,, r , j' 1 ir John Throckmort " So great arc I h. , ry which I have late THE STRAND MAGAZINE. will, fori; ,,n Through t lu- kind- 1 m Throckmnrlm its 1 .,1,1, l,',.uiv,'V„ir "adiTs, 3»L i„ll,riilll.,,r;,li,„ , shown [^ l„vvi„us | ,;,.*■. a °L'to- , 1.,,^, hiinlmj "cdourfa'sort'o™ nrrasinn. li is wonlr.las I', „s: -' l',vs,„tr,l l„ Mr. |ohn (Wk-r, limnham Mills. I,v ihr A::rirului,,,l S,,ri,l bratcd old mill-yard .-/ RECORD OF 1S11. MANUFACTURE i . WOOL CLOTH COAT TWO SHEEP SIR JQIIN THROCKMORTON, BART. H><>.,,h « '- FRANCIS DRUETT, 11 It. .1011 MOM lilt. \ffifiiriiiksiiii: 11 1 || 1 living 'in :!„'' wind durinearhasr. Xeed- IhtWOOL Spun. The YARN Spooled, Warpod, tarn, *&, jRjt mm, «t twm l illlri'wso.^' SIR JOHN THROCKMORTON, BART. thnue,ll prnkd.K uiih the vastly superior formanre r-.ml.l he never been equalled. Animal Actualities. J\ I l ','■:. -....^1-1 niistorlnnr. disfigurement, and was die only genuine article, with the proper merely the camp, the mini, and the grow. •' Pussy " was the name of a magnificent hut the bark garden also : ofa Im c that (as M r. Persian eal a princess among rats, greatly Seaman sings) "was strong love, strong as a sought by the feline nobility of the neigh- -~^ X>. — (1 Iut platu and ivpulalik' : THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ANIMAL ACTUALITIES. w^En - c. I'.ui now she tried stratagem, h'iw rnentofthe nunl she IkuI c; ous mews, entreating caresses, beseeching prospered, and the Heatitifu >, and the most irresistibly captivating faithful Id him always. Miss THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ~J—^'\, mecdote of a tortoise who displayed smoker. But as to the strawberry le so far as to encounter, singlcdiand'ed. these are longed for by the tortoise y more than a fortnight old, more than lettuce leaves. Kntl nevertheless it is relaxed in the ducal matter dole (he had no domestic name, such was of strawberry leaves. Every tortoise of the his humility) had the even tenor of his life- sort we keep about our houses and gardens disturbed by a sudden inroad of puppies, '■at _ h may also lie said as a warning puppies did not altogether understand the ANIMAL ACTUALITIES. a puppy, looking lor Inn, seized the other Perhaps the safest game was' to dro| end in Ins teeth and pulled. Something strawberry leaves, at any rate. So drc had to go, and it was the strawberry they were, and the puppy sat bark ii Up eanie the: tortoise, drums healing and puppy defiantly the while. And tl eolunrs living, nietaphon'eallv speaking, eanied lo all his brothers and pieces of decayed wood on die way [here, and that's why no one has ever seen one. lit them at glow-worms, anil stuck tiicm on [hit if yon tire careful to sprinkle the ight, and showed the old Witch on the he will lay \cl si catching her bristly chin : the black you bless the egg with ■).- mined it] Hill tile;, -lion eil the while: when the mi inn is on' th, •h- nl black p nil!, all le tags hanging on to it. which was star ■± at the Witch with two frightened li them a know this, and that's why ll tring they call it. instead of hiring a i TIIF. ME.VORY SAVER which supported him like two link- legs. little Miss Myra. who is always in tre With two others he began lo nth his little ahotil her lessons ; she would give all she' tears from his little pink eyes. own price." He was a queer link' person, very like an The Witch had left the hen-house, egg in shape, with no features hut a pair of was trotting as last as she could d little pink eyes neai the top. and a wide slit a little woodland path. The poor another, which could be emptied by pulling not been black by nature. But the wor the tag attached to each outside. pain he suffered was anxiety as to what won! There was no sound in the hen house but become of him. What was the Witch goin the frightened clucking of the hens, the to do with him ? Why had she taken hit the sobbing of the ieip. which sounded like was friendly if he did gasp and show ti- the squeaking ol a -lal, pencil on a slate. whites of his eyes? The imp cried agail Presently the Witch patted the .Memory and wondered how long he would have t -Don't cry, my dear,'' she said: "there's He had not 'long to wait. That vet s 'l , k , k II I 1 -sh is k i your Mother any I, all about the Memory-Saver, ending by pro- joke, and pulled one of the little tags tie a gasp. ami. opening his mouth to its it ? The imp looked up and saw a Memory-Saver gazed up in her fae. not been so wide. rench ' string is in order. I'll try the She pulled another tag as she spoke. ;'Just listen," said the Witch, [ anted the Memory-Saver. Henry I., noo— Stephen, 1135 . . tnng round h in] id | I Mem danced with delight. . time ""it's t | 1 1 "Oh. he's splendid!" she cried. just what 1 want. I never can r, ic subject you want (the name is written on ill ill I hu nten u h 111 11 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. last she picked > ^^&5^r^' out a great death's- \ \ him curiously. He head, and locked •'■ at it lovingly. It ».„„„,,„,,„„„ was a beautiful what X-" wanted lor her latest potion, a his joy at his than,, ol 'mi" i V, wonderful IIUMiii, thai would e'nahl, um I,', produced .1 violent commotion in all hi turn lifteen carl wheels on a cobweb without breaking it. " I'll give you the Memory- Mvra couldn't help laughing, but us she w.i she begged his pardon immediately, am " It's vniir brother's, dear." coaxed the Witch. "You know he would not mind." -Now, Memory-Saver," she said, " I'n "He would," said Mvra: "it's his best going to read mv lessons aloud to vou, a the Witch told me. Then you'll know then specimen : he lold me so yesterday." " Well, it does him no good in the drawer," pleaded the Witch; "and the The Memory Save, nodded so emphatic Memory-Saver would prevent your being scolded and puiii-.lu-d I'm nol knowing vuur ally, that he fell off the hooks. Myra picket were hurt. and. finding he was not, sat hit! down again. ■■ I've got two lots of lessons to do," she "They're so dear ! " sighed Myra. "But ■.aid. mournfully. '" ycslcrdav's and to-day's THE MEMORY-SAVER hiMViisniirr more' -elllcd comfortably. \lwa Myra's delighted mother a re]) on thai her began to read. The Memory-Saver sat con- teiilrdh absorbing f'rench, and geography. these, alas, the Memory Stiver re '• I wonder il" you really know it all,"' said meisuIisJmltoi^lnlifihT'sumi Myra, gravely, when she had finished. " \<j. lor the simple reason thai he hai him up. tumid the one marked " Tables," ureal eare of him ; hilt hv degrc eareless. She found out he V useful when treated roughly as - said the Memory-Saver, gliblv. roughly, she did so. "Stop! Slop! that will do I "cried Myra, she asked him. severely, one d; had got into trouble over her sun nu one could lind him; for Myra felt certain The Memory Saver waved his litlletausin that the stupid grown-up people- would not a wild attempt to explain thai it wus becaus, cle 1 adya^hedid' P ' Ur ^ he hadn't got a mind, only nu lie partitions eyes,abigmouth,andalotofli. inside him to keep the dlffclV nt kinds of succeed, try. try again.' and ' You must cul- knowledge, ipuit. I'nhappilv ihe he had had lately- had been \ K 'i"i, l "' 1 «', l ,'i"i ,'a "i \'i ', beginning lo leak. All this he tri Such a place was nut easy to find, lull at klsl Mm l",v,.,l ,„, ,U.- t,„i ,J tU.- iv,„l,-nl>,. in .Myra was unsympathetic and dii 1 stand him. She scolded h was not even melted by the little il spring cleaning tears thai trickled from his little So she filled a box with eolto.l wool, put i II ti the Witch's pocket. on the smith by the Knglii.h Channel . a good thing he doesn't want any- aren't you ashamed .... on the east b eat.'' thought .Myra. noticing with ( '.ernian Ocean .... to be so igm great success. '.Myra put him carefully it her pocket before she went to school, anc Tin; Mt'iiiiiiT Sawr lu-ard well enough, ar understood too. Myra was in THE STRAND MAGAZINE. spelling, geography, and tables had run into I that great pulpy mass inside him. \u ws.ndiT with a :.',ot,<l deal <>l dil'lirully, However, Myra wi .wever, Myra was 1 //pm^tT ^ herself, she was obli-cd to v „ pulled the "Poetry" string, about it. He had not asked her if she knew Memory-Saver gasped and began ; each all the same.' She did .ml think he would but as they came he began to feel strange have minded no much, being uncomfortable and light, happier than lie had ever felt she was cross : and as she dared not he cross before.' This is what he said : "A chief- tain to the Highlands bound— cries — the Meaner)' Saver, and fulfilled her promise of slapping him when he had done the double of Normandy, and heir presumptive to the fell behind the wardrobe. The | r little angrily : but Myra. or, rather, the Memory- Memory-Saver fell out with a crash, and lav Saver, could not stop. His internal parti- half stunned, feeblv waxing his little lags. tions wvic gone, and whichever string was the mi-: uor vs.i i /:/:. le began to Ian Myra A den to i little nook /' I $S by the duck -pond, =SLj -T*\V slc^hu""!,'"!^'""!!'' : STRA.xn macj/jxi:. they belieied was ihal she had u d Mvra. I'll,- lll.uk ( ,,rk l.iu-ihi-il. and they said was naughty, and she must lilirk C,„-k la .101 be sorry t Jgh lielore, and lell -1 °oun T jar it again "1 dnl'l'l kll- ,» ainlliiiu 111 Me said the Illaek : Cc and then tell he's a beetle 1 » Myra looked <v. Certainly soni ,-lh ina v ...J.'/CvdV I suppose he'll live ,H| mild in.,,. I h„|,e U'ilell. so lll.lt lie I, he'll lie happy. lie was a -nod little pleasant lhan when h, I'ell.nv. and I viish I'd l,e,i, kinder lohiin. Mvr.i ol'len walked r,a THE STRAXD MAGA/.IXE. THE STRAND MAGAZINE. cciuosir/r.s. THE STRAND .VAGAZEVE.